European Antibiotic Awareness Day

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on the 18th November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance, and promote prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health.

Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations.

This year, everyone in the UK (the public and medical community) is being asked to become an Antibiotic Guardian and pledge to make better use of antibiotics.

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